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Hasbro Hope For The Sweet Smell Of Success
Mar 3, 2017
It appears the desire to trade mark a scent is becoming increasingly important to companies and brands. Hasbro, the American multinational toy company, are the most recent company ...
Increased fees for PRS for Music as ITV loses appeal
Mar 2, 2017
The High Court has dismissed an appeal lodged by ITV against a 2016 ruling from the Copyright Tribunal which held that the broadcaster should pay increased royalties to PRS for Mus...
Award Winning Whisky Distiller's Success Against Giant Beer Brand
Feb 28, 2017
Jim McEwan, a well-known multi award winning whisky distiller from the Isle of Islay has found himself in a legal battle with Charles Wells, the company behind McEwans lager, after...
Lacoste in crocodile trade mark clash
Feb 23, 2017
Fashion house Lacoste has lost a trade mark fight in the Supreme Court of New Zealand to Crocodile International, a Singapore based fashion label. This is not the first time that ...
A shock result for the Tartan Army
Feb 20, 2017
The Scottish Court of Session in Tartan Army Ltd v Sett GmbH and Others  CSOH 22 has held that the claimant's allegations of trademark infringement and passing off were not s...
Reputation or goodwill?
Feb 17, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has held that a solicitor's reputation does not amount to goodwill as the basis for a passing off claim. The case, Bhayani & Anor v Taylo...
Kylie Minogue v Kylie Jenner trade mark dispute
Feb 15, 2017
Kylie Minogue has reportedly won a trade mark battle in the US over the name KYLIE. US reality television star Kylie Jenner filed a US trade mark application on 1 April 2015 for t...
Melania Trump; a first for a First Lady over brand damage
Feb 10, 2017
The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, has brought a claim against the Daily Mail saying that her lucrative personal brand was damaged by an online article that allege...
Streaming illegal content; 5 arrested
Feb 9, 2017
According to a report on the BBC website five people have been arrested, accused of selling set-top boxes modified to stream subscription football matches, television channels and ...
Beyonce Drunk in Love with copyright claims
Feb 8, 2017
According to a report on the website Fashionlaw.com, Beyonce is facing yet another copyright infringement claim. The estate of the late New Orleans-based rapper Anthony Barré – be...
Snapchat IPO story hit with patent
Feb 7, 2017
On the same day that Snapchat announced it was to float on the NYSE the social media giant faced a claim to invalidate one of its patents by a Canadian company, Investel, who is tr...
Say A Prayer For them Now; Duran Duran get leave to appeal
Feb 6, 2017
The 80's iconic New Romantic band, Duran Duran are in dispute with their old record label over the ownership of the copyright in their first three albums and the bond theme tune 'V...
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